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Friday, April 1, 2011

My Makeup Story

This post was backlogged December 12, 2010.

I was watching this video by one of my favorite makeup people on YouTube (I love how down-to-earth she is and how calming her voice is), and I decided to do the tag here on my blog too.

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
12, first year high school. It was just lip balm and face powder. I went to a Catholic school with very strict nuns, so I never wore anything beyond that. I started getting into other types of makeup like eyeshadow, liner, foundation and mascara in my fourth year, where most people were having proms, grad parties, debuts, and other similar events. Except for parties, I rarely wore makeup for regular days until I decided to start this blog in third year college. At that point, I started getting into blush and lip products with more intense colors like gloss and lipstick.

2. How did you get into makeup?
Before third year college, most of my makeup was just gifts.

3. What are some of your favorite brands?
Revlon, Etude House, The Face Shop, NARS

4. What does makeup mean to you?
Makeup is an escape, a form of stress release.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
The Face Shop's Hydro Splash BB cream, Covergirl's Advanced Radiance powder, Revlon's blemish concealer, Carmex lip balm. Actually, this is pretty much what I have on every day, minus the blush and lip products.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
Makeup can reanimate zombies, so to speak. No sleep for several days? Easy. Slap on some lipstick, concealer, and blush, and you're alive again!

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?
Since I'm a bum who still lives off her parents and random odd jobs, I LOVE drugstore makeup. It's cheap, good quality (if you look hard enough), and less frustrating in terms of stocks compared to more expensive brands. Well, for my case at least. By the time I save up enough money for something from MAC or NARS, it's always out of stock at the store. Maybe I'm just unlucky. :P

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
Light makeup is the best kind!

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Eyeliner on the tear ducts. I know it's for making the eyes look bigger and idk, "cuter", but it just reminds me of eye crusts, aka muta. Yes, I'm disgusting.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?
I prefer blogs. They take less time to load. But there are a lot of good youtube tutorials out there. Also, I'm very picky about voices, and that probably affects my opinion too.


  1. Nice post! I'll do this in my blog as well if it's alright :D

  2. Hi P! By all means, go ahead! Link me to your post when you're done~ <3

  3. hi there! i've been following your blog for a while now. its wonderful because i can relate to you. being a college student with limited budget to buy cosmetics i find your blog really helpful for suggestions and tips. thanks to you :) anyway, i have a question to ask you. do you still follow your makeup routine that you posted like 2 years ago i think? or have you changed it now? if so, can you share it to us? thanks a lot!

  4. ^Hello anonymous! My routine has changed quite a bit, thank you for giving me this post idea! Will work on it asap! (And I hope you can tell me who you are, or at least give me some sort of codename, so I can credit you properly :D)


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